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who ambushed two undercover officers on a stakeout. the officers were raced to a trauma center last night in the back of a pickup truck. as you see, their fellow officers helped them get into the hospital. they were doing surveillance as part of a multiagency gang crackdown when someone snuck up and shot them. they should recover. all they know so far is that the shooters were two teenagers wearing dark hoodies. they're still on the run. we have a very weak description at this point but officers say they will do whatever they can do to track these guys down. natasha? the coast guard and san francisco have both called off the search for a man swept into the ocean last night at baker beach. crews responded to reports of a person screaming just before 7:00 last night. they found a 22-year-old man trapped on a cliff. he had been trying to save another man floating below. crews spotted the unconscious man but couldn't get to him because of the strong surf. they pulled the man up from the side of the cliff but called off the water search for the other man around 10:00 last night.
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investigators will be back out in an oakland apartment building after a massive fire broke out, killing at least three people. one person may still be missing in this four-alarm fire. remember we brought this to you as breaking news on abc 7 mornings yesterday. more than 80 residents are displaced. part of the building was used as transitional housing for homeless people, people getting out of prison and those with mental health issues. the red cross is helping the victims. a temporary center is set up at the west oakland youth center on market street. now to developing news and the raiders move to las vegas. the city of oakland is considering suing the team and possibly the nfl. >> oakland city leaders feel mark davis did not negotiate in good faith with them. the mayor says othe owner refusd to meet with her. schaaf and other oakland leaders said from the start they would not spend public money on a new stadium. abc 7 news reporter laura
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anthony has the story from phoenix. >> reporter: after weeks and months of hand wringing, especially in the bay area, this vote wasn't even close. in fact, to hear roger goodell and the owners tell it, oakland wasn't even in the game. >> for them to give us the support they did today is unbelievable to me. >> reporter: hours after nfl owners granted him permission to move from oakland, raiders owner mark davis seemed intent on moving forward in las vegas. >> every time i've been down there and seen people around they're excited about it and i don't know if anybody thought it was going to become a reality and i'm not sure that i really -- taken it in yet. >> reporter: the decision to allow the vegas move was nearly unanimously except for miami dolphins owner stephen ross who didn't think the raiders met the relocation criteria. >> i believe when you own a team you restore it for the city, like owning a utility company. i don't think everything was done to try and stay in oakland.
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>> reporter: but commissioner roger goodell said oakland's offer fell well short. >> we need certainty, a viable plan. >> reporter: veteran wide receiver brandon marshall says he'll miss playing in oakland. >> people always asked me what was my favorite place to play. i've been in league for 12 years, played for several different teams and it was always in oakland. i love the black hole. >> reporter: in phoenix for the vote, ray perez and griz jones were a big part of the black hole. two more years in oakland, he said? >> i'm not going and i am -- all the raider fans if you're a season ticket holder, sell them back. >> reporter: mark davis is hoping oakland fans stick around for two more years. >> what we'll try to do is bring a championship back to the bay area. >> reporter: in phoenix, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> both fans and players are disappointed by the decision. derek carr said "while i'm from california and would have loved playing in oakland for my whole
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career, i understand the business side of the nfl. oakland, our team loves you and my family and i love you." >> many raiders fans understandably still in shock and upset about the move. we have you covered. you can grab this "hella sad" badge and share it on your facebook page. operators at oroville dam say they may not be able to repair the damage by the next rainy season but are confident it will hold up. operators shut off the water flowing down the spillway again yesterday as they announce they hope to make a long-term fix ready to reveal next week. according to the sacramento bee, they are not sure whether it will be a new permanent spillway or temporary chute. last week, a team of independent consultants cast doubt on the state's ability to repair the 3,000 foot long concrete spillway by fall. 4:34 now. a tesla employee is suing the company over alleged
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discrimination and harassment. he's worked on the assembly line since 2015 and is on paid leave. his lawyers say he endured physical and sexual harassment and racial taunts. the lawsuit claims tesla didn't do enough to stop the harassment. attorneys expect a trial date to be set for late next year. tesla says it has fired several employees involved. happening today, the house set to vote on reversing rules that limit what internet service providers can do with the data they have on you. the rollback would let comcast, at&t and other companies sell information like your brucing h -- browsing history without your permission. the reason providers fought for this change is because they say the rules don't apply to internet companies like google, facebook and amazon, this would give them a level playing field. the senate approved the rule change. if the house signs off on it, it will go to the white house for president trump's signature. happening today, thousands of women will gather in san
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francisco for the annual professional businesswomen of california conference and this includes hillary clinton. she will be the keynote speaker. this is the first time the former democratic presidential candidate will be in san francisco since a campaign trip back in october. in addition to clinton, attendees will hear from "hidden figures" actress taraja ra henson and rosario dawson. abc 7 is a proud sponsor and several of our anchors are excited to host today. all right, mike, weather, perhaps? perchance? what a great day to be outside if you're in between sessions at the pbwc. we're starting off cooler in most neighborhoods, as we expected. here's your san francisco temperatures. 48 right now in ocean beak. park presidio, lake merced 49. the rest of us about 50 to 51
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degrees. if you're heading to the financial district, it's about 54 there. 51 in downtown. richmond also. 50 in fairfield, pittsburgh at 53. the rest of us about 44 to 47 degrees. we have tracy at 54 also. we have tracy at 54 also. here's a look from sutro tower. on the road again, how about that? dry again. highs today mid to upper 60s along the coast into san francisco, 70 to 75 for our bay and inland neighborhoods and tonight not quite as cool as this morning, mid-40s inland to low 50s around the bay. thursday, a day that could be wet. details up next. here's alexis. good morning, mike. about midnight last night chp issued a high wind advisory for the san mateo bridge, i checked in with our expert there and he said those winds have calmed down. we're right around five miles an hour here at this point. so it should not be too gusty if
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you are about to head across. 92 in either direction. a quick check of drive times as well. westbound 580 tracy to castro valley still in the green. northbound 101 between 85 and the san jose airport 12 minutes and 280 wide open at just 10 minutes. we'll look at the north bay coming up next. going to college getting more expensive and parents can't start planning soon enough. now lawmakers in sacramento have a plan to give every california kid a financial head start. >> the california congressman leading the russia meddling investigation is in hot water this morning. the growing calls for him to recuse himself. we're headed to break right now. but keep tabs on live weather but keep tabs on live weather and traffic where you live with
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crews will remove the final steel tress section of the old eastern span of the bay bridge. this is video of a truss being removed last year. the nearly 200 pound 300 foot long section will be taken apart in oakland. up next is the demolition of the bridge's remaining marine foundations. crews expected to finish that work by next year. democrats are calling on the california congressman leading the investigation into russian election meddling to step aside. the house intelligence chair says he's not budging.
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here's abc's janay norman. >> reporter: there's a chorus of concerns about impartiality and what's supposed to be an independent investigation. >> chairman nunes is falling down on the job and seems to be more interest in protecting the president than in seeking the truth. >> reporter: democrats are calling on house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes to recuse himself from leading the investigation into russia's election meddling. that involves investigating communication with president trump's transition team. >> given that the chair was a member of the transition team, i don't think it's appropriate he oversee that kind of investigation. >> reporter: president trump is deflecting on twitter asking "why isn't the house intelligence committee looking into bill and hillary clinton?" adding "the trump russia story is a hoax." but that story isn't dying down. last week congressman nunes said his collection of classified information allegedly shows intelligence officials may have inadvertently picked up the
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communications of the president and his team. >> what i've read bothers me and i think it should bother the president himself and his team. >> reporter: nunes admits a secret source gave him that information on the white house grounds which is where the republican congressman was the day before he briefed reporters and the president about his findings while leaving his own committee in the dark. on cnn, not saying who he met with or where the meeting was at the white house. >> i'm not going to tell you where i was at on the grounds because, of course, those are classified facilities. >> reporter: late last week, a spokesman for nunes walked back some of his comments telling abc news the congressman doesn't know for sure if trump associates were directly surv l surveilled and he hasn't provided his committee any proof of those claims. janay norman, abc news, washington. the controversial dakota access pipeline is one step
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closer to going into service. the developer says oil is in the pipeline. that means engineers can begin testing. the move comes despite months of protests and the objections by two native american tribes. they say a rupture or leak could threaten their water supply and cultural sites. the developer says the four-state, 1,200 mile pipeline is safe. 4:44. the state legislature will consider a measure that would guarantee a college savings account for every child born in california. the state already sponsors a college savings program but people have to sign up for it. so an assembly bill would amend the program to automatically enroll every child born here. the state kicks in and opens the account with $529. the new measure would give more money to families with adjusted gross incomes of $75,000 or less. parents could then add to that account and the state would match their contributions. we are tracking a powerful storm right now from the live desk. a cyclone pounding queensland this morning, look at this.
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fierce winds and rain from cyclone debbie as it creeps slowly across australia. police held a news conference this morning, urging people to stay indoors over the next 12 to 18 hours as the storm moves through. one man was hurt by a collapsed wall and authorities expect that number to go up as the storm continues. many communities are also without power right now which could also make it harder for emergency crews to find those that need help. natasha, back to you. >> meanwhile, we're enjoying our second day of dry weather, for more on that we check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >> remember those breezes yesterday that kept temperatures down in the upper 50s to low 60s? i've overlaid the wind layer on live doppler 7. a lot of things are calm to nine miles an hour at sfo. here's walnut creek towards 24. mostly sunny today, more sunshine than yesterday and more warmth. we're going to jump nearly 10
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degrees today. chance of random showers thursday, our coolest day and our warm et cetera afternoest w weekend. thursday morning we'll watch this cold front from the north and by noon it's pretty much that's it and by 5:00 we're starting to see some clearing. if you get caught in one of these showers, couple hundredths of an inch of rain. here's my a.ccuweather seven da forecast. even warmer tomorrow, back in the 60s thursday, upper 60s friday through monday at the coast, mid-70s around the bay. the warmest weather will be inland with mid-70s to near 80 degrees on saturday. let's get a check of the morning commute. here's alexis. we have one issue and that is a fatal crash in the vacaville area. it happened near vaca valley parkway. the vehicle left 505, went through a fence and landed on the frontage road which is monta vista.
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we have at least one lane closed on 505 but they were saying 4:30 they should have things back open. we haven't gotten official word that is happening yet. a quick check of the north bay ended up being a terrible morning on northbound 101 through san rafael. today we're incident free. if you're coming in from marin county, we're looking good there. we'll head back to the central valley up next. 4:47. if you have room for cute furry rabbits in your home, rescued ones are up for adoption in san francisco. a man was raising to sell them as pets meat. so the four have been rescued. the current caretakers say they are sweet and loving and would be a perfect indoor pet. >> we recommend people have a little caged area for them but a lot of these rabbits -- all of the ones we have here are litter box trained so they can run around the house. >> did you hear that? they're litter box trained!
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the first 30 people to adopt a rabbit will get a $50 gift card for pet food espresso if you're interested in adopting a bunny, we have a link on our web site, >> i used to have a bunny named bobby when i was little and i had a leash for him. >> wow! take him on walks? >> i did. the curry clan is big they are morning. >> riley and ryan have a baby brother of the furry four-legged variety. look at this, meet rookie. >> cute. >> his name given to him by his older siblings. the 10 week old golden doodle was bought for nearly $4,000. it was love at first sight for the curries specifically because rookie has green eyes like aisha. don't worry, he's already getting along with other dog. so the two are doing just fine together. >> very sweet. oakland international airport living up to the international part of its name.
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the new overseas flight launching today. and horsepower on a bay area freeway. how these runaway animals stampeded through surprised traffic. thousands of people driving around in recalled vehicles equipped we fektive dangerous air bags. the warning one automaker is giving its owners. first, this morning's tech bites. in today's tech bites, a slew of new features for your apple devices. >> operating system 10.3 now available. it has more than 20 new features including an upgrade to siri and hourly weather in maps. >> and there's a find my air pods to help locate your missing wireless earbuds. and facebook messenger is asking how far away are you? >> the feature allows users to share locations for up to an hour making it easier to coordinate with friends. it's meant to compete with similar tools from apple and google. and there's a new app that guarantees you'll get a good spot at the mall. >> the my park system is being installed from california to new jersey. download the app, reserve a spot
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and when you arrive a metal barrier at your assigned spot drops allowing you to pull in. drops allowing you to pull in. the price
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen,
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wait. you can submit questions on facebook and twitter using the hashtag "ask finney." people driving along interstate 680 near walnut creek probably still talking about this very unusual sight. take a look at this. >> on the freeway! what the heck? oh, no, no, no! no! >> that is a horse and mule. they broke through that fence on a ranch nearby, galloped on to southbound lanes during the morning commute. it took about an hour. chp and county animal control pulled them over. they managed to corral them into waiting horse trailers. drivers could not believe what they were seeing here. traffic dicame to a standstill while many tried to record the horse and mule. >> they were just horsing around. >> there you go. >> okay, here's another one for you. gray whales are migrating a i long our coast right now. whale watchers just encountered
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a large pod of them. this video taken near point reyes saturday. the national park service says more than 66 gray whales were spotted, that's the largest number counted during this year's migration. gray whales move north from their breeding ground off mexico to their summer feeding ground off alaska. their migration continues through may. a new warning about takata air bags right now. honda telling owners of vehicles that may be equipped with the effective air bags need to be changed right now. 2001 and 2003 models pose the . a recall of takata air bags involves as many as 42 million cars. we're talking 19 different automakers. at least 11 people, including three in california, have died because of the defective air bags. we have a list of all the affected cars, go to san francisco-based open table and celebrity chef michael
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voltaggio are teaming up for a new campaign targeting no shows. >> have you seen bob and mimi? bob? mimi? >> sorry, chef, they didn't show. >> in this new psa called book responsibly voltaggio is looking for a couple who didn't cancel their reservation. this lack of courtesy is taking a huge bite out of revenue for restaurants according to open table and voltaggio. they say on average restaurant cans lose about $30,000 a year. let's look at what's going on. it's still gusty. 17 to 31 miles per hour but that won't last tlohroughout the day. look at this, it warms our temperatures anywhere from nine to 11 degrees, from the upper 50s to mid-60s to the upper 60s to mid-70s today. if you're thinking about going to the beaches, from 7:00 this morning through this evening
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national weather service didn't give us a cutoff time for the evening hours. rip current risks, sneaker waves and large shore breaks. this is the one area it will be breezy today as gusts could get up to 17 to 20 miles per hour to even 27 if you're waiting to see the sunset. alexis? we are off to a fairly quiet start here this morning. i'll start you off with traffic maps and we'll look at the central valley. if you are leaving the tracy area, 29 miles an hour. so overall not too bad. that's just starting to slow down and fill in. looking good for the bay bridge commute as well. here's the toll plaza, we should have about 30 minutes before those metering lights flip on. we have a serious crash in the vacaville area and it sounds like another crash in that same area. i'll talk about both of those at 5:00. happening today, oakland international airport launching new direct service to london. british airways will flight to gatwick airport four days a week. the new flights mark the next step in oakland's expansion plans. also in the works, new expanded
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routes to copenhagen, barcelona and new york city. a $35 million expansion to the airport's international term federal double international flight capacity. dust not just a problem around your house, my house, it turns out it's a headache for astronomers. scientists at lawrence berkeley national laboratory made a 3d dust map of the milky way galaxy. so this map is helping them find a dust free line of sight when they peer out into outer space. only two-thirds of the galaxy is mapped for dust right now. scientists hope this new effort will helpdom pleat t dom pleecog one-third. speaking of science, new at 5:00, something you have to see, scientists making beating heart tissue from spinach. surveillance video showing a home depot employee risking his life to stop a thief. plus, first warriors, now the raiders set to move out of the raiders set to move out of the east ba
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goemod morning, everyone, we're sitting in reggie's seat. i hope he feels better. >> we're glad you're here. alexis smith, mike nicco here to get you through your tuesday. >> it will be great, especially if you like spring warmth. a little cooler but at least it's dry. doppler 7 is picking up the clear return this morning. a wide range of temperatures today, we are starting off cooler from the low 40s to around 50 but look at that, 59 to 65 is your spread at noon. 62 to 71 at 4:00 and a comfortable evening, 58 to 64. it's going to get warmer before a slight chance of rain rolls into the forecast. more on that next. here's


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